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Top 5 Terraria Server Mods

Last updated: October 24, 2020

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Terraria is one of the best sandbox games on steam with it’s many challenges and surprises for new and old players alike.

With great games comes great mods and you can give your Terraria world a complete overhaul with just a few mods which will extend your game and add thousands of additional items, new biomes, bosses and features.

My Top 5 Terraria Server Mods List

With just these 5 mods you can impress your friends and play through another 100+ hours.

1. Boss Checklist Mod

Boss Checklist Hub Post

Finding the bosses in Terraria can be confusing if it’s your first time playing.

With the Boss Checklist mod you can easily figure out which bosses you have defeated and which you still have left to face.

The mod will suggest which order you should eliminate the bosses and will factor in other bosses from mods on your server.

Each time you defeat a boss the checklist will update with a tick next to the bosses you have already taken out. The checklist can be accessed via a hotkey.

Please Note: The mod creator has not been able to offer support for all mods at this time, but continues to work on the mod and adapt it to work with other mods as much as possible.

2. Calamity Mod

Calamity Wiki

If you are a veteran Terraria player or you’re just looking to add more items and challenges to your server you can with the “Calamity” Mod.

The mod features 25 new world bosses, 270 + new mobs and enemies, 6 new biomes, over 1800 new items that can be found and crafted and 5 new difficulty levels to challenge even the most advanced Terraria player.

Calamity mod also extends the vanilla base game and adds 50 + hours worth of content for free.

The mod also allows you to craft non-craftable items in the vanilla game as well as balance some of the overpowered items in the standard version.

If you have completed standard Terraria experience it’s definitely worth downloading this mod.

3. Recipe Browser Mod

If you want to avoid looking through guides on how to craft each recipe you need to download the Recipe Browser mod.

It will save you loads of time, speed up your crafting and help you get the most out of your resources. In order to activate the “Recipe Browser” you will first need to assign it to a hotkey.

Once assigned to a hotkey, you can press it and bring up the search menu. Simply search through the menu and see what you can craft with the items you currently have or search up specific items in order to see what resources you will need to craft your searched item.

4. Extensible Inventory Mod

Extensible Inventory Mod for Terraria

If you’re tired of having limited backpack space you can increase it and even make it limitless with the Extensible Inventory mod.

The creator of this mod has said that “technically this mod is a cheat,” but does it really matter if you’re just playing for fun?

It’s hard enough having to return back and forth to your base if you run out of inventory space so why not make things easier for yourself with this “cheat.”

However, if you decide that you do want to put some limitations on your inventory space you can by changing the config file or the API for the game modes and player abilities.

5. Thorium Mod

Thorium Mod for Terraria

The Thorium mod is similar to the “Calamity” mod and adds loads of extra content to your Terraria server.

Thorium includes over 2000 unique items, 50 + armour sets, 180 new enemies, 10 brand new NPCs that will join your town, a new Biome called Aquatic Depths and 3 new playable classes which are the Bard, Healer and Thrower.

They have even added 11 extra boss battles as well so there is plenty of content for you to explore with this mod.

Please Note: This mod is currently on it’s third version as of 2020 and is compatible with both multiplayer and version 1.3.5.3. Players will need TmodLoader on their computer and servers will need thorium installed in order to play this mod.

Summary

These are some of the best mods currently available for Terraria however there are plenty of other mods that you can download on the Steam Workshop.

Terraria tModLoader

If you want to download and play any of the above mods you will need to set up a server that you are able to customize and add mods too.

You will also need to make sure that you have “tModLoader” installed which is a mod manager.

80% of mods work with the manager and it makes it easier for players to control the mods on their server.

To get your own server the easiest option for newer players is to rent a Terraria server from a third party hosting company.

Terraria hosting is pretty cheap and I have a full guide on “Choosing a Terraria server provider” which will help you find a company that will mod your server for you (or provide the tools to make it easy).

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1. Find 18 popular Terraria Server Hosting providers

2. Buy a basic package and set it up

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